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powerful bombs exploded today in india's financial capital mumbai killing at least 21 people, it was the worst terrorist attack in mumbai since 2008. our coverage begins tonight with chief foreign correspondent richard engel. >> reporter: the bombs were well hidden and coordinated to explode at the height of mumbai's evening rush hour. the first exploded in a renowned jewelry market just before 7:00 p.m. a minute later, a second, more powerful device went off in a crowded business district near a bus station, one bomb was apparently hidden under an umbrella, the other in an electric circuit box. after two back to back explosions, police knew, mumbai was under attack by terrorists. then a third bomb believed to have been in a taxi, exploded downtown. police locked down the city. >> the entire city of mumbai has been put on high alert. i would appeal to the people of mumbai and people all over the country to remain calm and maintain peace. >> reporter: so far, no one has claimed responsibility, but suspicion falls on the same pakistan-based group that attacked mumbai in 2008. t
. " indian officials blamed terrorists for three explosions in mumbai that killed 21 people and injured dozens more. the building is condemned by the white house and -- actions condemned by the white house and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45
to bbc world news. also coming up on the program. in mumbai, the death toll rises to 18. just who did carry out india's worst militant attack since 2008? big dreams from a tiny island. one of the world's smallest countries hoping for olympic success. hello. it could be another landmark moment in the phone-hacking scandal. we should know very seen whether the media tycoon rupert murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. i
: "happening now" starts now. jon: we begin with this fox news alert, breaking news and new video from mumbai, indian where three large explosions have rocked that city. we are getting reports that at least eight people are dead. more than a hundred injured in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks. the blasts coincide with the birthday of the only surviving gunman from the 2008 mumbai attacks nearly three years ago. those attacks killed 166 people. let's go to kt mcfarland a fox news national security analyst and host of fox news.come live depth con 3. is it too early to assign responsibility. >> reporter: it is too early. a couple of things we need to keep in mind about the whole region, the last terrorist attacks, the mumbai attacks, the mumbai-style terrorist attacks on the hotel in mumbai those were ultimately traced, unofficially to the pakistani intelligence services. there are a couple of conclusions we want to make prior to making any real conclusions, probably is there a connection to pakistan unofficial or otherwise. is this the first attack that we're going to see and
'brien. pulling the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explo
this... medicare guide and customized rate quote. bill: breaking news by way of mumbai, india, formerly bombay. two explosions heard a short time ago. this is the town that was racked by the terrorist attack a few years back when the taj mahal hotel was attacked by terrorists that were later traced to pakistan. so many killed that day inside that hotel. two loud explosions moment ago in mumbai. we are looking for information on where this happened if there are any villag -- if there are . alisyn: news corp, the parent company of fox news has withdrawn its bid to take over the u.k.'s largest pay tv broadcasters. amy kellogg is live in london. what many the latest, amy? >> news corp has dropped its bid to buy the remaining shares. that doesn't mean news corp won't revisit the plan down the road. news corp issuing a statement saying it believes the aquestion sick by news corporation would have been beneficial to both companies. but it's becoming clear in the current climate it's too difficult to pursue this deal. now, this morning there was a lively debate in the parliament about this. the
explosions, three different explosions rocked a very busy section of the capital in mumbai. new delhi tv is reporting at least ten people have been killed, roughly 60 injured. now this is the same area in india where a terror attack nearly three years ago killed 166 people. bloomberg news is on the scene, and joins us on the phone from mumbai. can you explain exactly what you're seeing? i know it's -- this last happened roughly at 7:00 p.m. which is the rush hour time there so the streets were packed, correct? >> yes, the blast happened around rush hour time, when people were -- this blast happened near central mumbai. the cops haven't really confirmed yet as to whether it was a car bomb. right now, there are lots of broken glass all around. the cops have cordoned off the area, and it looks like they're actually sort of broken glass blasted out. and that was the moment. there's no news on how many injured at the moment. but the police are on the scen., >> and explain just once again, you're saying that there may be the possibility that this was a car bomb, because they are towing away on
casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear before the mp's. nick clegg, deputy prime minister, has urged senior members to attend. >> my message is to do the decent thing. you cannot hide away from this level of public anguish and anger. when you are in that position of power, you are also accountable to millions of people who consume the product of your newspapers, television channels. make yourself available. if you feel you have been wrong. you feel you have been maligned, the se
explosions in mumbai which killed 21 people and injured dozens more. the bombings are condemned by the white house and the u.n.. this is the latest of a series of attacks in the city in recent years. the phone hacking scandal force's report murdoch to abandon his bid for bskyb. many egyptian police are removed from their jobs. >> we are broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >> india's main commercial city has been hit by three coordinated bombings leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than 100. the blast is the worst attack since the attack by islamic extremists in 2008. indian officials blamed terrorists for the explosion. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within a quarter of an hour. all of targeted were busy locations. people on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he sought two motorbikes explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people were wounded in what president obama condemned as an outrageous attack. many have lost limbs. >> the blast occurred at about 6
. thanks. we're just getting word now, three bombs exploding in the congested area of mumbai. that's india's congressional capitol. they're reporting that at least 15 people were injured there. we're following it now. once again, three bomb blasts in mumbai. at least 15 people reported wounded. we're tracking it for you. >>> rupert murdoch built a media empire on the power of selling a scandal. and today, it's his mighty news corporation that's under siege from london to washington. now a prominent u.s. senator, jay rockefeller, wants to know if u.s. citizens fell victim to sleazy or illegal news gathering as well. he says the victims of the 9/11 attacks are some of the nearly 4,000 people who had their phone tapped. the media giant has lost nearly $7 billion in market value, and the political damage is mounting. today britain's prime minister meets with the family of a murdered little girl. murdoch's newspaper reportedly hacked her cell phone to gain an edge on that story. one target of the alleged phone hacking, actor hugh grant, and he explains why all of us should care here in the u.s.
of bodies. this is a bbc news. still ahead, in the on high alert. security is intensified in mumbai after a coordinated bomb attack. >> now to afghanistan or five people were killed today in a blast inside a mosque. the attack was carried out by a man who hid explosives in his turban. it happened in canada hard during a memorial service for president karzai's brother. his brother was assassinated this week. the governor of kandahar was in the mosque. >> another deadly attack in the heart of kandahar. top afghan officials were attending a prayer service for the president's half-brothers. they were quickly whisked away as eight police units secure the area. among the dead, an influential cleric, a man opposed to the taliban. like so many other attacks, the brought was born by ordinary afghans. more people are also dying from nato air strikes. on wednesday, six villagers died in this raid. it was an operation to flush out insurgents near the pakistan border. among the victims, women and children. it led to a wave of anger among afghans. protest have taken place, pressing for the withdrawal o
breaking news right now. police say three explosions have rocked mumbai, india. it happened in a crowded neighborhood in the central part of the city. the other two blasts hit a famed jewelry market and a busy business district. no word yet on any injuries or deaths. we are working to get more information. we'll have more updates as they become available. >>> well, in what could be more trouble for dominique strauss-kahn, french police continue to look into attempted rape allegations by a french writer. and just today, we've learned that her mother has given a statement to investigators. now, that's unfolding while new york prosecutors are weighing what to do with the charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid. so, just what happened in that hotel room the day of the alleged attack? cnbc senior correspondent scott cohn takes an in-depth look at the case in a new documentary. scott, good morning. what did you find out? >> good morning, chris. let me first bring you up to date on the situation with the french writer. her name is tristane benin. she had claimed strauss assaulted her ba
. we go to the breaking news out of mumbai, india. three explosions have killed at least 17 and injured 81 more. the first terror attack since the attacks three years ago. mumbai's police commissioner says one of the bombs was ied placed inside an umbrella. >>> in washington both parts are gaping the politics of republican senate proposal from mitch mcconnell that would give president obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling without first guaranteeing the spending cuts the house republicans have been demanding. those republicans notably michele bachmann say it's a nonstarter. florida congresswoman deby wasserman schultz is the chair of the democratic national committee and joins us now. thanks for joining us us. first of all, what is your position, the democratic caucus position on this mitch mcconnell proposal to try to get away from the debt ceiling deadline and the connection with the spending cuts? >> well, i can see why mitch measuring mcconnell and republicans would want to try to shove this back on president obama because the american people are very frustrated. they don't w
just one week away. >> pakistan and india ready for their first significant talks since the mumbai attacks. good night by angell. an emotional farewell at the singer's funeral in london. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london. this is "newsday." >> hello, welcome. the norwegian lawyer asked to defend the killers says that he is probably insane. apparently he believes he was fashioning a war to defend the western world. some of the names of the 76 victims have been published. the latest on the investigation into friday's attacks. >> the official naming of the dead is under way. a shocking reminder that most children were victim -- most victims were children or young adults. among them was a 20-year-old model and talented dancer. the youngest is expected to be just 14. described by the norwegian prime minister as one of the country's most promising young politicians. another talented speaker attempted to escape. 45-year-old monica had run the summer camp for years. this is their self confessed killer. the lawyer defending him describe him as insane. >> the entire
to authorities. mumbai, india, rocked in evening rush hour by a series of explosions that killed at least 21 and injured more than 100. national correspondent catherine herridge tells us what happened. a warning here, some of the images in this piece may be disturbing. >> the explosions went off in the peak evening rush hour in three of mumbai's densely populated neighborhoods. the blasts were described by indian officials as simultaneous, a hallmark of a terrorist attack. >> we condemn the despicable acts of violence, designed to provoke fear and division. those who perpetrated them must know they cannot succeed. >> early reports suggest they used i.e.d.s in parked cars. a style of attack most often associated with extremists in afghanistan, iraq and pakistan. while there is no immediate claim of responsibility, the u.s. officials say a handful of networks including an indian terrorist group may be behind the bombing. a senator with an intelligence background says the indian mujahadeen who want them to dominate the indian way of life is suspect. but they say the group is poorly organize and
year instead. nevada, arizona and cal lead the pack in foreclosures. >>> the city of mumbai is on high alert right now after three separate explosions. they happened in a bustling part of the city during rush hour. 18 were killed, more than 100 hurt. authorities haven't figured out who's responsible yet and no terror group has claimed responsibility. >> every day, every hour but there was an attack in mumbai. >> this is the first big attack on mumbai since the terrorist siege nearly three years ago. new delhi and calcutta are also on alert this morning. >>> gadhafi's forces are strong in the western part of the country. cnn's ben wedeman and his crew got caught in the cross fire, literally. they're okay but think about this if you think you're having a bad day. >> reporter: this is how our day started. ambushed by gadhafi loyalists. >> there's a lot of gunfire. it's continuing to come through. >> all right. he's okay as i said. ben and his crew are fine. a quick note about casey anthony. she could make big money from her story once she's released from jail on sunday. florida doesn't wa
. it's normally a very, very crowded area in mumbai, and also the jewelry district, and it's popularly known as the diamond district. it's made up as narrow lanes and alley ways, and usually very, very crowded. especially at rush hour. and at the scene right now, there are lots of police personnel over here, and lots of journalis journalists, and curious on lookers. the police are trying to clear the area and get everybody away. we have seen shattered glass on the ground. and the police have covered some cars at the moment, and a few are addressing the journalists at the moment. it's a chaotic scene. >> can you walk us through the targeted areas and give us a brief idea of why those areas are so significant? >> reporter: sure. all three areas are really crowded, congested areas. let me tell you about the first area in the north which is the area of sadr. it's very close to an important railway station. remember, mumbai is a city that defends on its workforce. you have millions of people who commute into the city on local trains every single morning. and they go back on the local trains
the heart of mumbai, india, killing 21 people. more than 100 were hurt. this is the one of the terrorist act take in the country since the 2008 mumbai siege and it comes months after peace talks resume between india and pakistan. indian -- speculate coming is behind the blasts. the past attacks are based on militants out of pakistan. >> a california woman accused of doing theup thinkable to her husband. >> when the officers went in there, they found the husband tied to the bed and bleeding profusely to the groin area. >> why this is stirring up memories of another woman who dominated the headlines in the '90s. >>> and rodney king is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. back in two.  [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock, paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own
the worst terrorist attack in mumbai s >>> bombings rocked three busy neighborhoods in india today killing 17 people. authorities say it is the worst terrorist attack in mumbai since militants attacked luxury hotels and a train station three years ago. authorities say the close timing of today's blasts show it was a highly coordinate attack. >>> even with pressure building on capitol hill, neither side is budging on the debt debate. the gop has now proposed a backup plan. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama called leading lawmakers back to the white house today hoping to break the stalemate over the nation's debt limit. it's their fourth meeting in four days. >> we haven't made best efforts yet because nobody has actually stepped up and said, on the republican side, that we're willing to do what's right for the country. >> this idea that republicans will not vote to increase the debt limit is wrong. we are going to introduce a plan that would give the president an increase in the debt limit. >> on his own... >> reporter: the senate's top republican, mitch mcconnell, i
officials say they have no leads in yesterday's deadly bombing in mumbai. three bombs exploded during rush hour killing at least 17 and wounded 131 people. police say there was no warning and no group has claimed responsibility for that. in 2008, terrorists killed 166 people during a siege that lasted several days. >>> u.s. lawmakers have asked the attorney general to investigate rupert murdoch. they want to know if murdoch's company broke any u.s. laws for allegedly bribing police in the phone hacking scandal that forced murdoch to close his largest paper. mean dock pulled the plug on a it is 12 billion business deal. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: it's a sight many people thought they would never see, media titan rupert murdoch in retreat. he abandoned his controversial $12 billion plan to expand into britain's lucrative satellite television business in a surrender to public outrage and political pressure. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful, it's got to be addressed at every level and they should stop thinking about mergers when they've got to sort out the mess
simultaneously in three busy neighborhoods in mumbai. witnesses say bodies laying in the streets wounded were taken to the hospital in taxis. because of the close timing of the blasts, india's leaders say they believe it was a terrorist attack. the last time mumbai was hit by a terrorist attack was in 2008 when over 160 people were killed. >>> a fund raiser will be held in san francisco tonight to mark the 29th birthday of shane bower, one of two graduates being held in an iranian prison for two years now. his fiancee was released last september. she will speak at the fundraiser tonight. it's scheduled from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the photo center on third street. the money raised will go to pay bower and fatal's legal fees. >>> congressional leaders are expected to return to the white house today as negotiations grind on over the debt ceiling and federal spending, but there's little sign of progress. yesterday, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell proposed a compromise that would give the president expanded powers to raise the debt ceiling, but drew immediate criticism from fellow republicans
100 in mumbai. the bombs hit during the evening rush hour. police say the blast hit a crowded neighborhood, a jewelry market and a busy business district. india's home minister said it appeared terror take. this would make it its first major attack in mumbai since the move to 2008 siege of the city. president obama condemned the attacks by calling them outrageous. >>> nearly 60 million people travel in and out of bay area airports every year and today the people responsible for ensuring our safety came under fire today on capitol hill. despite billions of dollars being spent on security critics in congress charge the nation's airports are still vulnerable to terror attacks. department of homeland security presented a report showing some 25,000 security breaches at the nation's airports since 9/11. reminded the committee that a terrorist needs to slip through security only once to cause serious damage. the report shows 6,000 travellers made it past government screeners without proper scrutiny. >>> after an emotional funeral in california the body of former first lady betty ford
authorities say terrorists are to blame for some blasts in mumbai. three bombs exploded almost simultaneously around 7:00 p.m. on wednesday. it struck a jewelry market and two other crowded districts. the bombs were set in advance. mumbai was targeted in 2008 leaving more than 160 people dead. the attacks were blamed on pakistani islamic extremists. wednesday's attacks came after the two countries agreed to resume foreign ministerial peace talks at the end of this month. india is preparing for several important diplomatic events in the weeks ahead include a visit by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton next tuesday. in washington, clinton says her trip will go ahead. >> i believe it's more important than ever we stand with india, deepen in our partnership and reaffirm our commitment to the shared struggle against terrorism. >>> the international community condemned wednesday's attacks. u.s. president barack obama said in a statement that the u.s. will provide full support in an investigation. a united nations security council statement described terrorism as one of the most serious threats
're following a developing story from mumbai, india. authorities say terrorists set off three bombs in three crowded areas. at least 17 people are dead, 81 others injured. this is footage from an indian television network. this is the first major attack on mumbai since 10 militants laid siege to the capital city in november of 2008. >>> several cars were vandalized lasts night, and montgomery county police are looking for suspects. residents noticed their cars were vandalized as they left for work this morning. many had racial and anti-gay slurs spray-painted on them. >>> traffic crisis was averted this morning on the beltway. the road was closed, actually, in the tysons corner area after a construction crew working on the hot lanes came in contact with live wires. the power lines fell across the entire stretch of the beltway. crews got a temporary fix by 5 a.m., a permanent fix will be taken care of for tonight. >>> roger clemmons' perjury trial is now underway. the former baseball star is accused of lying to congress about using steroids and human growth hormone. we have more from the fede
from australia to the u.s., to britain. >> thank you very much for joining us. in mumbai today, three coordinated bombings targeted the financial capital leaving at least 21 people dead and injuring more than a hundred. the blasts are the worst attack in the country since the 2008 attack. we have been to the location of why the explosions. >> this is one of three locations where explosions have taken place. just behind this police cordon, a bus stop where a vehicle was detonated. two of their class took place at about 7:00 p.m. local time in highly densely populated areas. lots of traffic around peak times. we are hearing of many injuries. the injured have been taken to local hospitals. the party according to the police and those of been coming to these areas saying that the parties at the moment is to make sure that the injured are taking care of. it is yet to be unknown who is behind these attacks and what is taking place and whether there is collation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008. -- whether there is any correlation to any of those attacks that took place in 2008
's ability to prevent such strikes. >> a monsoon rains tumbledown and mumbai, the financial capital awaits for the aftermath of three simultaneous bomb blasts. close to 20 people were killed and scores more injured when explosions ripped through crowded areas of the city during evening rush hour. witnesses in the opera house district described scenes of chaos and confusion. >> it was 6:55 and i was packing up to go home. i was watching from a window. i was so shocked that i dropped the diamonds i was carrying. i could see people panicking. >> it is this area where the largest number of people died. clues asooking to find to who may be responsible. it might be some time before a picture emerges. people are asking why this has been targeted again. locals living at around the opera house move out. they are carrying their belongings through the debris. they come along with many others, are questioning the city's security and intelligence services. the authorities, meanwhile, have asked for time to bring the perpetrators to justice. >> is the investigation is a long process. you cannot rush to
in mumbai last week, cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts is expected to figure high on the agenda. how might this influence the cooperation between india and the u.s. on fighting terror? >> counter-terrorism is a very important issue, the dialogue and relationship between the u.s. and india. there is a common threat from islamic terrorists. there is a lot for the countries to discuss, especially since the events that have fallen -- followed the killing of osama bin laden in pakistan and the more recent mumbai attacks that have again refocused indian attention on terrorism. but terrorism is an issue which is not exactly an issue of full convergence between the u.s. and india. there are differences between the countries. when hillary clinton discusses this issue with her indian counterpart, there will certainly be differences that will need to be sorted out. >> very briefly, tell us how america's approach to india changed with the rise of china. this is something you've written about. >> china is an important factor, but not one that is publicly discussed. but it is a subtext in the u.s.
a short-term extension of the borrowing limit. >>> mumbai, india is on high alert after coordinated terror attacks last night. three bombs exploded within just minutes of each other leaving at least 17 dead and more than 130 injured. it is the worst terrorist attack in india since the mumbai siege in 2008 that killed 166 people. >>> police in prince george's county are questioning two people in connection with a homicide in bowie. officers were called to livingstone and defer drive after -- derev drive aft shooting. police say the victim was targeted so far no word on a motive. >>> we're getting a look at a group of thieves in action now. this is all on surveillance video. suspects ripping off a motorcycle in just minutes. police say the thieves stole two motorcycles in the past week from the same alexandria parking garage. fox 5's bob barnard has more. >> reporter: he's an it guy for the defense department and now he's a two-time victim of motorcycle thieves. last friday night his prized possession, this year old $10,000 honda sport motorcycle was stole frn this parking garage -- stolen f
a week away. >> pack stan and india prepare for their first significant talks since the mumbai attacks. good night, my angel, amy winehouse's father bids an emotional farewell at the singer's funeral in london. it's 9:00 a.m. here in sing pour. and 2:00 a.m. broadcasting to pbs around the world and in london, this is "news day." >> hello, and welcome. the norwegian lawyer's who's representing anders behring breivik says the self-confessed killer is probably insane. he bleaches he was fighting a war to defend the western world. they started to publish some of the names of breivik's 76 victims. from the capital, oslo, james robbins has the latest on the investigation into friday's attacks. >> the official naming of norway's dead is underway. a shocking reminder that most victims were children all very young adults. among them, a 20-year-old model and talented dancer. the youngest killed in the massacre is believed to be just 14. amongst those tipped as future stars of the labour party was a 21-year-old male and described as one of the country's most promising youth politicians. among tho
debt crisis. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan talks to vikas bajaj of the "new york times" in mumbai about the coordinated bomb blasts in india's financial capital. >> ifill: political editor david chalian takes us inside president obama's record- breaking 2012 money haul. >> woodruff: paul solman reports on an ohio company that guarantees its workers jobs even during a recession. >> a vast, century old lincoln electric in the heart of the rust belt, workers average $28 an hour and yet there hasn't been a layoff here in at least 70 years. >> ifill: and we check in on how the pentagon is repealing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy starting with the acceptance of gay recruits. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities,
bombs exploded in capitol city mumbai. that is a city still on edge after terrorist attacks in 2008. the explosions killed at least 8 people and wounded at least 70. one blast targeted the upper house area but unclear at this time. it was just three years agatha hotels and other sites killed almost 7,000 people. mallika kapur joins us live from mumbai. first of all, tell us, i know there was a lot of people during rush hour. what do we know about this? what are you seeing? >> reporter: the explosions took place in three areas, three very, very busy commercial areas. they took place a little over an hour ago, three of them within 15 minutes of each other. we have heard from the prime minister just a few minutes ago, and he has confirmed there were three improvised devices used, and those are the ones that set off the blasts. before that was, they were still not sure what had caused the blasts. there was lots of speculation. but they say they were improvised devices that were used. there is a sense of fear in the streets at the moment. people still waiting to find out how many people
of the other top stories we're following. the city of mumbai is on high alert after coordinated terror attacks last night. three bombs exploded within minutes of each other leaving at least 17 dead and more than 130 injured. it is the worst terrorist attack in india since the mumbai siege in 2008 that killed 166 people. officials say there was no intelligence warning of a possible attack. >>> rupert murdoch has been called to testify before parliament about the phone hacking scandal surrounding his british newspaper. the committee also wants to hear from his son james and the former editor of news of the world. those hearings are set for next week. meanwhile, there are reports victims of 9/11 may have been targeted as well. senator jay rockefeller from west virginia said if there was any phone hacking of americans, the cons defenses will be -- consequences will be severe. prime minister david cameron also promised to investigate those claims and says he's appointed a senior judge to lead the inquiry. >> there is -- [ inaudible ] engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police and our politic
. >>> a massacre in mumbai. a string of near simultaneous bombings rocks india. the latest ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is just before 6:30. sphemp degrees. with some showers in the region. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. stunning new homeland security numbers show that airport breaches are still a huge problem, even with billions spent on security. sandra hughes reports for wjz. and lawmakers want to know why. >>> government statistics show more than 25,000 security breaches at american airport since november 2001. that adds up to an average of five security breaches at each of the 457 airports across the country. congressman jason chaffitz cheers them on and demands answers from the transportation security administration. >> unfortunately, we have to be right all the time. terrorists only have to get lucky once. >> reporter: they spent billions of dollars to revamp airport screening. and the tsa insists the problems amount to less than 1.5 billion screened. >> tsa's goal is to stay ahead of the volume of threat
:00, a series of coordinated bombings left blood flowing on the streets of mumbai, where militants killed 166 people in a siege nearly three years ago. the end can government blames terrorists for today's attack. we are told there were three separate explosions in three different neighborhoods. all in minutes of each other. 21 people reported killed and at least 11 wounded. images coming into the newsroom showing victims lying dead on the ground as the dust settle asked crowds gathered. the wounded loaded into trucks and taxis headed for the hospital. the triple bombing is the first junior attack in mumbai since the massacre in 2008 when two luxury hotels were targeted. officials blame that attack on militant groups based in mack -- in pakistan. any word on who is responsible? >> officials are waiting for claims of responsibility with nothing has materialized. it is coordinated and showing sophisticated operation. one believes that the group with loose ties to pakistani may be responsible. >> with a dramatic attack like this, coordinated obviously over three locations, it took money, and it t
overseas. mayhem in the overnight in mumbai, a series of coordinated and deadly terror attacks rocking india's financial capital, and the strings go straight back to afghanistan and pakistan. that's coming up. [ male announcer ] at nissan, we test the altima's durability on a track that simulates the world's toughest roads. ♪ [ tires screeching ] ♪ if it can survive this drive... ♪ it can survive yours. the nissan altima. innovation that lasts. innovation for all. ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling just the way you want it. purina tidy cats. keep your home smelling like home. >>> well, flash point in india, tensions rising syria as well, 21 dead, 100 blood yesterday after a coordinated attack in mumbai. a mass set of confusion this hour to who's to blame. police looking into the indian mujahedeen. also a suspicion on militant grew ups that led
weeks to raise the borrowing limit. >>> the city of mumbai, india is on high alert after a coordinated terror attack last night. 30 bombs exploded within just minutes of each other leaving at least 17 dead and more than 130 injured. it is the worst terrorist attack in india since the mumbai siege in 2008 that killed 166 people. officials say there was no intelligence warning of a possible attack. >>> police in prince george's county are questioning two people in connection with a homicide in bowie. officers were called to livingstone and dever drive after a shooting. the victim was found dead insided home. police say the victim was targeted. no word on a motive. >>> a virginia man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting to women at two separate incidents at an employment agency. 972-year-old -- the 72-year-old man works at the employment agency. the woman said he forced them to watch pornography and sexually assaulted them. he is being held without bond. >>> the district has a new way to fight crime but not everybody is on board. for weeks now, fire and ems crews have been sent t
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